We’ve long forgotten that it was milliners Dunn & Co who came up with the brand ‘If you want to get ahead get a hat’ in the 1940s.
But it’s the enduring appeal of the power of a slogan that it endures,
It has also become something of an unconscious personal mantra.
I’d even go as far as to coin my own slant: ‘put on a new hat, put on a new you.’
So an entirely unscientific trawl through five hats on my travels and why when I put them on I’m transported right back there.
The tail of Denver
Remember the Jimbo
I got a reputation for myself in my alma mater, chilly Aberdeen Aberdeen – a light in the north for wearing said hat.
And I’ll blend in with all the other Davy Crockett impersonators.
Does this car look big in me? The Cote d’Azur
In the Cannes
Trilby hat, Cote d’Azur: Well it is Cannes and it’s what they’ve come to expect of me out there.
Sailor boy: In West Hollywood
Sail away in California
Hello sailor, West Hollywood: It’s nautical but nice and in Pride Week in camp WeHo you have to make an effort.
I strutted like a peacock after getting a compliment from a queen.
I was on my morning constitutional www.visitwesthollywood.com and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/19/my-weekend-with-marilyn-2/amp/
Camino hat, Santiago de Compostella, Rome, Tenerife, the Austrian Tyrol: And if you’ve walked the Camino then it’s important to tell everyone after.
It also keeps the sun off your head but that’s secondary.
If the hat fits
Cowboy hat, Washington DC: Like a Greystones cowboy, riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo.
And on the hottest day of the year carting luggage around New York https://www.nycvb.com and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/28/old-new-york-hamilton/amp/.
MEET YOU IN A HAT